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Originally Posted by Dark;12319611 
I would look in to a RAID enclosure for a couple of reasons considering storage seems to be that important to you:

Power: it will be seperate from your computer not drawing from your PSU.
Redundancy: A good enclosure offers most forms of RAID and supports spares (YOU WANT TO RUN A SPARE).
Simplicity: You'll have one eSATA cable from the unit

Cons: Cost.

Here's one I'd suggest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816111157&cm_re=raid_enclosure-_-16-111-157-_-Product

You can either run 5x2TB drives with no spare of 5x3TB drives with one spare (to meet your desired 10TB min).

A 4-bay version that's less expensive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817707234&cm_re=raid_enclosure-_-17-707-234-_-Product
If I go that route I think I may get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816111141
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Originally Posted by Tempest_Inc;12320863 
Doesn't WD still have the TRL turned off. there for the WD drives would have issues of constantly dropping from the raid or have they corrected this FINALLY.
The four WD drives I have in two different RAID-1's don't seem to have a problem.
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Hi,

I have a RocketRaid 2322 and to two Icy Dock 4 x enclosure. Currently only running 4 x WDC 2tb green drives in a RAID 5 set. The other IcyDock enclosure is a spare, I also have a 2314 spare to cover any hardware failure.

There is absolutely no issue running WDC green disks in a RAID 5 set-up, well on my RocketRaid cards anyway. The RAID set will max out at 170mbps, which is good for streaming and most other uses.

I built the RAID 5 set six months ago and its never thrown an error or had to be rebuilt, I keep an eye on any errors or RAID faults. It is very stable and runs cool and quite, I replaced the stock 80mm fan in the IcyDock with a Noctua NF-R8 to reduce noise even further.

I previously had been running a RAID 0 set for 1.5 years using WDC green disks with no issues until my previous external enclosure failed, I am using the same WDC green disks in the new RAID set. Hence having a spare IcyDock and RAID card.

All this is running on my 2006 Mac Pro with Snow Leopard. There should be no difference with Windows.
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If you are using that many drives, you really should use RAID 6. Desktop SATA drives experience a URE (Unrecoverable Read Error) every 12 TB or so. This read error travels up the line during a rebuild, where the drive proceeds to drop it from the array, killing all your data. You really should be going with RAID 6 for this much storage.
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